Great Lakes Christian College
- For the high school in Beamsville, ON see Great Lakes Christian College (Beamsville)
Great Lakes Christian College (GLCC) is a four-year Christian college in Delta Township, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. It is supported by Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ and currently has 260 enrolled students. GLCC offers majors in Family Life Education, History (History or Public Policy tracks), Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Music (Performance or Worship tracks), Psychology/Counseling, Youth Ministry, Cross-Cultural Ministry, Christian Ministry, Christian Education, and Bible Theology.
Great Lakes is known for its small class sizes and their professors being mentors to their students. This intellectual, spiritual, and personal bond between teacher and student is what students say is their most important experience at GLCC. Along with this, 60% of GLCC's professors hold earned doctorates. Great Lakes Christian College differentiates itself from liberal arts and Christian liberal arts schools with its emphasis on Bible/Theology, which is at the heart of education at GLCC.
The school began as Great Lakes Bible College in 1949 at Rock Lake, near Vestaburg, Michigan, with a student body of 12. In 1951, the college purchased a nearby farm, which was converted into the first campus. The college subsequently moved to the Dodge Mansion in Lansing in 1958. In 1972 the college purchased land in Delta Township and built its new campus there.
In 1997 it received accreditation from the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation. In 1992, the College changed its name to Great Lakes Christian College. In March 2008 GLCC dedicated its new multipurpose facility named the Doty Center, after the late Dr. Brant Lee Doty.
GLCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 2003 and by the Association for Biblical Higher Education since 1997.